6 Day Tassie Gourmet Tour FTTG6
6 Day Tassie Gourmet
6 Day Tassie Gourmet package is a fantastic exploration of Tasmania’s beautiful scenery, culture & produce. This tour is a great option for those wanting to visit some of Tasmania’s most famous attractions combined with several stunning, remote locations while still having our creature comforts like phone reception and gourmet food. Explore Hobart, the glorious Tasmania Peninsula, Richmond, the Derwent Valley and includes an adventure & overnight stay up on Tassie’s beautiful central highlands plateau with its striking visuals unlike anything seen around the Hobart or Launceston areas.
Experience a scenic, cultural and culinary journey as we visit some of Tasmania’s premier locations. Your guided experience moves fast enough to include many great attractions, yet slow enough to enjoy the experience. This tour is suitable for all ages and physical abilities.
- Explore the Tasman National Park
- 2.5hr fully guided, private tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
- Stunning panoramic views from Mt Wellington Summit
- Lunch accompanied by FREE wine tastings at a lovely location in the Coal Valley
- Stroll through Richmond, see the famous Richmond Bridge
- Visit the award winning Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
- An interactive experience with Tasmania’s native animals including the Tasmanian Devil
- Scenic walking at Lake St Claire
- Gourmet lunch and guided tour of The Wall art gallery
- Overnight stay at Tarraleah
- Visit Tasmania’s most photographed waterfalls – the 3 tiered Russell Falls in Mt Field National NP
- Lunch at Tasmania’s multiple award winning restaurant – The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery
- Antique shopping at Willow Court, New Norfolk
- FREE beer sampling at an elegant little micro-brewery
- Guided stroll through Hobart’s beautiful Botanical Gardens
- Salamanca Markets
- MONA Museum in Hobart or explore the Derwent River on a 90min lunch cruise with Hobart Historic Cruises
- A portfolio of your tour itinerary, map and other related information will be provided as a keep sake
- Fully accredited and experienced local guides
- 5 nights accommodation *(Guests booking the ‘Single‘ option will always have a private hotel room to themselves)
- 5 x breakfasts included
- 3 x gourmet lunches provided
- 1 x dining experience at the famous Agrarian Kitchen Eatery in the Derwent Valley
- 1 x evening meal included
- Bottled water provided free on tour
- FREE chocolate, wine & beer tastings
- 4 x afternoon tea, coffee & biscuits stops included FREE at scenic locations
- Complimentary pick-up at any Hobart CBD Hotel
- All accommodations provided 3.5-4 star rated
- All attractions, entry fee’s and National Parks passes provided
- Return ferry ride & entry to MONA Museum or 90min lunch cruise from Hobart dock area with ‘Hobart Historic Cruises’
All prices are in AUD. Valid from 1/9/2020-1/9/2021
|Price Per Person|
|Twin Share||$ 2,150|
|Triple Share||$ 1,895|
Guaranteed departure with a minimum of only two guests.
*Operators reserve the right to alter tour itineraries without notice. This may be due to climatic conditions, unexpected changes to some attractions post COVID or other circumstances outside our control. A very suitable, alternative itinerary option will always be arranged in this event.
Prices & Dates
1 Hobart - Port Arthur - Tasman Peninsula (L)
Pick up from any Hobart CBD accommodations for the start of our 6 Day journey. We begin with a stroll around the Hobart waterfront area, a good way to stretch out and meet your fellow guests while learning a brief history of Hobart. Today we explore the beautiful Tasman Peninsula and Tasman National Park area. A scenic drive will take us out of town towards the blue waters of the Tasmania National Park. Pirates Bay lookout is a great first up stop for coffee & morning snacks with views for miles along the rugged coast line.
The Tasman National Park boasts towering sea cliffs and a wealth of cultural history as we venture south. Learn about Eaglehawk Neck – the site of the infamous Dogline – as we cross onto the Tasman Peninsula. We then explore some of nature’s true wonders with short, scenic walks at Tasman’s Arch, Devils Kitchen and the unusual rock formations of the Tesselated Pavement. Continuing on we will lunch at the colourful Port Arthur Lavender Farm where guests can enjoy some fantastic food and photograph the best lavender fields in Tasmania’s south.
Our afternoon activities will be a fully guided tour around the Port Arthur Historic Site. Explore many of the original buildings as we learn about the early convicts and the role they played in Tasmania’s history. Learn about Point Puer (the juvenile boys prison), the Isle of the Dead graveyard and the Port Arthur timber industry while enjoying a short, scenic harbour cruise to view the site as incoming convicts would have.
Before leaving the Peninsula (and much to everyone’s delight) we stop at the boutique Federation Chocolate factory for some sampling of fresh, handmade chocolates. The flavours change depending on the season and the produce available! We return to Hobart for our stay in comfortable and very central city lodgings.
Accommodation: IBIS Hotel Hobart or Movenpick Hotel Hobart (or similar)
2 Hobart - Richmond - Surrounds (B, L)
This morning our exploration through town sees us take in Battery Point area, the historic Female Factory & Cascade Brewery while viewing many of Australia’s oldest convict built structures. Next we head to the summit of Mt Wellington (1271m) boasting spectacular panoramic views in every direction.
Meander into the Coal River Valley, one of Tasmania’s premier wine regions. Naturally we will lunch at a lovely, family operated winery, sampling some of Tassie’s best wine & local produce. Our chosen vineyard today does not export wine to any restaurants or liquor stores anywhere in the country including Hobart, which is why we enjoy providing a local experience for our guests.
Continuing on we visit some unusual artwork at ‘A Flawed History’ within the grounds of Frogmore Creek Winery before taking a stroll through the historic & very pleasant township of Richmond, one of Tasmania’s loveliest settlements. We will see the beautiful stone arch construction of the Richmond Bridge. Built by the convicts in 1823 this is Australia’s oldest bridge still in operation.
In the afternoon we make a visit to the most acclaimed wildlife park on the island – Bonorong. It has all the Tasmanian native animals with up close and personal enclosures and an afternoon guided animal feeding experience.
Arriving in the Derwent Valley we will firstly get a birds eye view of the Derwent River, esplanade and surrounding area from a great local lookout. Tonight we stay on the edge of the Derwent River in the township of New Norfolk.
Accommodation: Junction Hotel New Norfolk
3 Central Highlands (B, L, D)
A dramatic change of scenery today as we climb up onto the central plateau about 1000m elevation. We will have our morning tea & coffee stop at a chosen scenic spot and take in a significant geographical location at Bronte Lagoon. Before lunch is one of the states premier cultural experiences – The Wall. An amazing ongoing work by artist Greg Duncan depicting stories of Tasmanian history hand carved in Huon pine – our most famous timber. Explore the gallery at your leisure or join in our private 45min tour of The Wall which details the intricacies and stories behind this unique gallery.
Turn at Derwent Bridge to see Lake St Clair and the inception of the mighty Derwent River. Some easy walking will open up fantastic views of Australia’s deepest freshwater lake and the surrounding mountains. We head further inland to the unusual and often eerie looking Lake King William. Surrounded by beautiful Snow Gums and Waratahs this man made lake is used for generating hydro-electricity.
Tonight we stay at the beautiful old hydro town of Tarraleah. A great venue to relax, enjoy the quiet surrounds and fresh air or possibly take a stroll through the sprawling site. A delicious dinner will be provided by your hosts.
Accommodation: Tarraleah Cabins
4 The Derwent Valley (B, L)
A scenic drive will return us into the Derwent Valley to visit the most frequented National Park in Tasmania – Mt Field NP. This is the location of the states very iconic waterfall – Russell Falls. The large 3 tier falls is quite a sight to see especially in flood and is easily accessible for guests of all physical abilities. The 40-60min walk features some of the most beautiful trees on the island. Giant Eucalyptus trees 300+ years old are as big as you will find in Tasmania. Tree ferns standing 6+ meters high dating hundred of years also line the pathway giving this walk a prehistoric and enchanted feel. Keep your eyes open for the many pademelons and other creatures that are very regularly seen along the pathway.
We will stop at the delicious Westerway Raspberry Farm to sample some local varieties of berry before another scenic drive back through the Derwent Valley past cherry farms, rolling pasture, hops fields and many scenic vistas. On return to New Norfolk a short visit to another local lookout is a great way to get a birds eye view over the township and the meandering Derwent River. Towering cliffs on the northern side make for a stunning photo opportunity especially in the Autumn season.
Next we head into town for possibly the best culinary experience in Tasmania, lunch at the acclaimed & award winning Agrarian Kitchen Eatery – Winner of Best Regional Restaurant in Australia 2018. The set menu/degustation style dining experience means you won’t have to worry about ordering or choosing your meals today. Simply relax and enjoy the bounty of delicious foods that will be delivered your way.
After lunch is a choice between 2 local activities. Those interested in antiques can spend some time in the Willow Court complex which is known for having possibly the best collection of antiques anywhere in Tasmania. These great old buildings used to be part of the Willow Court Asylum and Hospital complex for nearly 200 years, it finally closed down permanently in 2000. The other option is some craft beer tastings at the newest brewery in the Derwent Valley ‘The Welcome Swallow’. With a delicious selection of beers on tap and a beautiful warehouse style decor this is a great option for those beer inclined. All the brewing equipment is on full display and the owners always happy to discuss the intricacies of all things beer related.
Heading back into Hobart City our final afternoon activity is a delightful stroll through the Hobart Botanical Gardens. The gardens area is certainly one of the most beautiful in the country and your host will guide you through the most enchanted sections. This makes a perfect spot for our afternoon tea, coffee and snacks break. You will be delivered to your evenings accommodation right in Hobart City for the first of 2 nights stay around 5.30pm. Friday night in Hobart city awaits with plenty of entertainment options for those who enjoy the city nightlife.
Accommodation: IBIS Hotel Hobart or Movenpick Hotel Hobart (or similar)
5 Salamanca Markets - MONA - Hobart (B)
No need to hurry or pack your things for checkout this morning as there is another nights stay included at these lodgings. After a fully included buffet breakfast we have some great activities organised for your Saturday… but being self guided you are on your own time schedule and can move at your own pace!
Lets begin with a morning at the famous Salamanca markets only a 5 minute stroll from your hotel. Wander the rows of market stalls displaying woodwork, arts & craft, fresh produce, coffee, wine, cooked foods and more. This is Tasmania’s most famous market and operates every Saturday for the entire year. Salamanca also has a fantastic collection of convict built sandstone buildings connected by narrow laneways, staircases and interesting little spaces. In addition to the markets Salamanca area has fantastic art galleries, cafes and retail stores. You are free to wander the markets & surrounds at your leisure… perhaps a wander across the dock area or up into the quaint suburb of Battery Point?
When feels appropriate for you a short wander to Brooke Street Pier will lead to the departure terminal for your choice of 2 afternoon activities:
Option 1: MONA Museum. The Museum of Old & New Art has become one of Tasmania’s premier attractions over the last 10 years and is a real cultural adventure. The MONA ferry will transport you via a comfortable and scenic 25 minute fast boat cruise up the Derwent River to the museum. There is some fantastic viewing of Hobart and the harbour area along the ferry journey.
Accommodation: IBIS Hotel Hobart or Movenpick Hotel Hobart (or similar)
At MONA you will encounter one of the most unique and fascinating buildings in Australia. The MONA complex features beautiful vineyards, 2 restaurants, a hotel and lovely garden areas adorned with sculptures above ground. The majority of the gallery however is actually below the surface – excavated into the sandstone rock. As you wander the quirky tunnels and pathways of the museum you can spot many areas of exposed sandstone suggesting you are underground. It is certainly one of the unique cultural experiences in Tasmania. Guiding you will be ‘The O’ which is an iPhone with headphones system to enhance your experience in the gallery. One can very easily spend an entire afternoon at the MONA complex and we’d suggest allowing plenty of time to absorb the vibes and stop for a snack or drinks at one of the cafe’s/bars on location. The ferries depart for Hobart hourly so you can return to your city lodgings whenever you feel so inclined.
Option 2: A 90min river cruise with the reputed ‘Hobart Historic Cruises’ including lunch provided onboard. Departing at 12.15pm this lovely scenic cruise will take you in both North & South directions on the river passing famous locations such as The Botanical Gardens, Government House, under the Tasman Bridge, Sandy Bay and the Wrest Point Casino before finally sailing over to the eastern Shore area. It’s a fantastic way to see Hobart’s stunning harbour while providing some great photo opportunities. Entertaining commentary along the way will educate you on some interesting facts about Hobart city and the landmarks you are passing.
Being Saturday, tonight is a great opportunity to wander down into the dock or Salamanca areas for dinner and evening entertainment. There are dozens of restaurants within comfortable walking distance including some very indulgent dessert options for those with a sweet tooth. On a clear night you can witness ‘Spectra’ – This artistic installation in the MONA complex is a cluster of 49 xenon searchlights beaming 15km into the night sky. It can be seen from miles away and is quite a significant feature of Hobart’s Saturday night sky.
6 Hobart (B)
A full buffet breakfast is included in your hotel package today and with checkout time set for 11am there is no need to hurry. For those interested in additional activities and sight seeing for your Sunday luggage can be stored in the hotel reception luggage room at no additional charge. Being within walking distance to most of the city attractions you may wish to consider one or more of the following:
- Sunday morning Farm Gate Market on Bathurst Street.
- Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery on Davey St opposite Constitution Dock (free entry).
- A Cascade Brewery tour for $30
- Visit Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum
This concludes your 6 Day Tassie Gourmet adventure. We are sure you will have gained a real taste and appreciation for this great little island.
**Accommodation and itinerary are subject to change.
Hobart Accommodation Pick Up & Drop Off
- A complimentary pick-up at any Hobart CBD accommodation property of your choice will be at 9 am on Day 1
*Operator reserves the right to alter tour itineraries without notice. This may be due to climatic conditions, unexpected changes to some attractions post COVID or other circumstances outside our control. A very suitable, alternative itinerary option will always be arranged in this event.
Accommodation Pick Up and Drop Off
Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at any Hobart or Launceston CBD Hotel, depending on which location tour starts and finishes. The pickup are usually between 8.30-9.15 am. The time of pickup will be confirmed closer to departure depending on where other guests are staying. Airport drop-off can be arranged in advance but will incur an airport drop-off fee of $60.
Accommodation Pre or Post Tour Options in Hobart or Launceston
Most guests choose to stay in Hobart at The Alabama Hotel, St Ives Apartments, RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, ibis Styles Hobart, Salamanca Suites or The Henry Jones Art Hotel.
Most guests choose to stay in Launceston at Art Hotel on York, Ashcroft Apartments, Waratah on York, Hideaway on George, The Florance, TWOFOURTWO Boutique Apartments or the Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston.
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How many Guests will be on Tour
The largest group we take in a vehicle is 15 passengers. The vehicle you will travel in depends on passenger bookings. There are 3 different size vehicles. ‘Maximum Passengers’ policy is:
- Hyundai iMax – Licensed to carry 8, no more than 5 passengers in this vehicle.
- Toyota HiAce – Licensed to carry 14, no more than 11 passengers in this vehicle.
- Yutong Coach – Half size coach bus. Licensed to carry 23, no more than 15 passengers in this vehicle.
Generally, the weather over the tourist season is warm during the day and cool at night. It is recommended to pack a warm jacket for Tasmania regardless of the time of the year you are travelling.
- Digital camera or camcorder
- Walking shoes. Although most walking tracks are easy and established, good walking shoes will come in handy.
- A pair of jeans or similar, a pair of shorts in summer.
- Sunglasses, sun cream and a hat.
- A small torch if you want to search wildlife at night at Cradle Mountain.
- A raincoat or jacket
Most of the accommodation offer free Wifi. It may be slower than you are used to due to the remote locations. Wifi may only available when close to the reception building.
Mobile or Cell Phone Coverage
The only cell phone network that has reliable signal in most locations is TELSTRA network. Vodafone & Optus sim cards will usually have signal only in major cities or towns. Public phones are widely available, some have the option of payment on credit cards.
Are there concession discounts?Pensioners (Australia or New Zealand) and Seniors Card holders (Australia) save with our concession discounts on selected tours. Ask our friendly team which tours you can get a discount on.
Are your tours suitable for pensioners aged 76 and 84 ?Yes, Tasmania tours passengers range from children to adult who are 90 years of age.
Transfer By Public Bus In Tasmania
Do you have any tours on offer during June, July or August ?Due to our off season of winter, no Tasmania tours operate during the months of June, July or August. The season starts in September and ends in May each year.
Is accommodation the night after the tour ends included in the price ?No, this accommodation will cost extra.
Is accommodation the night previous to the tour departure included in the price ?No, this Tasmania accommodation will be an extra cost.
Where is the meeting point for the start of tours ?The pick up is at the “before tour accommodation” hotel listed in the TRIP NOTES tabs of the specific tour you are looking at.
Do I need to arrive before Day 1 of my tour ?Please refer to your specific tour and look in the “Trip Notes” information where it may state this: You need to arrive any time the day prior to Day 1. If this is the case we can organise airport pick up and pre tour accommodation on your behalf, this will be an extra cost.
Other tours start late in the day on Day 1 so you can arrive that morning which will avoid the extra nights accommodation cost.
Please refer to the “Trip Notes” information for your specific tour which will explain this further.
How do you calculate the number of days for your Tasmania tour ?If you are doing a 4 day tour commencing on April 8th, the first day of the tour is and includes the 8th, plus 9th, plus 10th plus 11th and the tour ends on April 11.
Do your tours operate over Christmas and New Year?Yes – this is one of our most popular and busiest times
Are airfares from my home town included in the cost of the tours ?Airfares to and from Tasmania at the start and finish of your tours are extra.
Do you have short tours that include Bruny Island ?No tours include a trip to Bruny Island, however many people add this on as a day trip from Hobart either before or are after their multi day tour.
Does the price include The Spirit Of Tasmania ship fares ?The 11 Day Tour to Tasmania includes the Ship costs one way.
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